Julio comes to the literacy classes in the community of Tacmara in Apurimac. He’s a Quechua speaker who had learned to read a little in Spanish but couldn’t read in Quechua. His wife speaks only Quechua and came to the literacy classes at church.
When he was at home in the evening, his wife would ask him to read the Bible in Quechua. Since he couldn’t read it, he decided to go to the literacy classes too. Now they have both learned to read the Bible in Quechua. He says that it is “thanks to my wife’s prompting that I have learned to read in Quechua”.
This is a noteworthy case because many men think that literacy is only for women. His experience is a good example for the other men in the village.